Ketamine: old dogs, new tricks

  • GS Wilson

Abstract

Ketamine is one of the oldest intravenous anaesthetic agents that is still in clinical use. Its unique mechanism of action and interaction with a variety of different receptors has sparked renewed interest in its use in a host of alternative clinical settings. This review briefly discusses the pharmacology of ketamine and ketamine’s potential use in major depressive illness, opioidinduced acute tolerance and as a potential neuroprotective agent.
Published
2013-04-30
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2220-1173
print ISSN: 2220-1181